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Defensive tackle C.J. Reese transferring from Kansas State

By Kellis Robinett

The Wichita Eagle

July 17, 2015 09:07 PM

UPDATED July 17, 2015 09:10 PM

MANHATTAN

C.J. Reese, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle, announced Friday on Twitter that he will transfer from Kansas State before making it on the field for his first down in a Wildcats uniform.

“I want to thank Coach (Bill) Snyder and the coaching staff for the opportunity they provided me here at K-State,” Reese wrote on his Twitter account. “I’m truly grateful for the lessons and experience that I have gained since I have been here. Unfortunately it’s time for me to find new home and finish what I started.”

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— C.J. Reese (@cj_reese) July 17, 2015

A San Antonio native, Reese chose K-State over California, Colorado, Houston and SMU coming out of high school. The 6-foot-1, 265-pounder spent his lone season in Manhattan on the sidelines with a redshirt. He was expected to compete for playing time on the Wildcats’ defensive front as he matured, but he will now continue his college football career elsewhere.

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He joins reserve quarterback Taylor Laird and backup receiver Judah Jones as K-State players that have transferred since the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.